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Windows 7: Compatibility

24 Jul 2011   #1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and my computer is 64bit. I have a CD to install Mavis Beacon Typing tutorial. I used to use it on my old computer. But now I thought I would brush up on my typing so I tried to install it. However, a message popped up telling me that it is not compatible with 64bit. Isn't there some feature in Windows 7 where I can make it compatible?

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24 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

there is a compatibility mode alright but that, as far as i know, is just for installing a programe that is not compatible with windows 7, or if you think a program or app will run better on an older version, for example xp or 2000

im sure there is a way around it tho, im just not 100 cement
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24 Jul 2011   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

You may have to upgrade, buy, to a new version.

Or use XP Mode. This will run windows XP in a virtual machine along with Win 7. You will need Win7 Ultimate, Professional or Enterprize to use it though.

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24 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

See the Windows 7 compatibility list:

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads

According to it, the "25th Anniversary" version is compatible. As upgrades go, it's not ridiculously expensive.
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